Overlooking the River Meuse, and located in a delightful park, the Boverie features an innovative glass extension by Rudy Ricciotti, the architect behind the European and Mediterranean Civilisations Museum in Marseilles.
It will be working with the Louvre to stage outstanding exhibitions designed to attract interest from art lovers the world over.
One level of the museum will contain the city’s impressive collection of Fine Arts, including works by Renaissance court painter Lambert Lombard and more recent artists Ingres, Chagall, Gaugin, Picasso, Delvaux and Magritte.
The first collaboration is “En Plein Air” (In the Open Air: open until 15 August 2016), that will focus on the pictorial representation of open-air entertainment and the relationship between man and nature from the 18th to the 20th century.
It will feature around one hundred works by artists such as Corot, Joseph Vernet, Boudin, Monet, Evenepoel, Pissaro, Cézanne, Picasso, Bonnard and Renoir. Paintings will come from the Boverie, the Louvre, and other international collections.
A second exhibition in September will be devoted to the art dealer and collector Paul Rosenberg with some 60 masterpieces of modern art, the majority of which have never previously been exhibited in Belgium.
The Boverie is conveniently linked by a new footbridge and cycle track to the city’s Guillemins train station. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the station is currently hosting a Salvador Dali exhibition until the end of August.
More information on www.laboverie.com